Hands-on Technology: XRS Debuts Road Science Lab
On-Site Training Facility Gives Customers and Partners a Closer Look at New
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XRS Corporation, (formerly Xata
Corporation) (Nasdaq:XRSC), the leader in mobile fleet optimization software,
today debuted its Road Science Lab, a new product immersion facility at its
Eden Prairie, Minn. headquarters designed to give customers, prospects and
technology partners a hands-on experience with the company's new mobile
The lab occupies a prominent space adjacent to the visitor's lobby and
features a variety of the trucking industry's most popular handheld mobile
devices – each running the latest version of XRS fleet management software –
and a large-format digital display for high-visibility learning and
"Trucking operators across the country wanted a single location where they
could view all of the device options for running the new XRS platform, so we
created a one-stop shop where they could review and actually try all the
possibilities," said Christian Schenk, senior vice president of strategy and
market growth for XRS Corporation. "The Road Science Lab is a comprehensive
showcase of the power and productivity available to fleets with the newest and
fastest mobile devices and wireless networks."
Using the new XRS platform which conveniently runs on existing mobile devices,
drivers are able to access satellite imagery of destinations, message other
drivers with status updates, communicate with dispatchers and capture photos,
in addition to many other capabilities that fleet managers can use to provide
valuable new services to their customers.
XRS runs on more than 50 types of mobile devices and automatically transmits
vehicle and operator data directly to a management dashboard, providing
compliance with the new MAP-21 compliance mandate for recording
hours-of-service. Nearly 90 percent of drivers already have mobile devices in
use, meaning there are no additional hardware costs associated with the XRS
platform, and XRS Corporation has partnership agreements with the leading
brands in mobile communications in both the U.S. and Canada.
"Our Road Science Lab is more than just a product display," said James
DeSocio, executive vice president of field operations for XRS. "It allows our
customers and technology partners to see how XRS can be tailored to meet the
specific needs of different vertical industries, using a wide range of devices
With XRS, there are no up-front hardware costs and no capital requirements.
The subscription-based monthly service features varying pricing levels,
dependent on package and functionality. The return on investment for XRS is
almost immediate, as it pays off in driver productivity, fuel efficiency,
fleet utilization, accident prevention, compliance and much more.
XRS is currently in limited release, with general availability expected in
spring 2013. Pricing and package levels will be announced prior to general
release. To sign up or learn more about the XRS platform, please visit
www.xrscorp.com. To schedule a visit to XRS' new Road Science Lab, please call
About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers mobile compliance and
fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry to maintain
regulatory compliance and slash operating costs. XRS is leading the trucking
industry's migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance
and management data. Its existing mobility-based products are low-cost and
easy-to-install solutions that run on smartphones, tablets and rugged
handhelds-- devices often owned by drivers, themselves. XRS has sales and
distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers in the U.S. and
Canadian trucking industry.
Through XRS, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and
analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety, attain compliance with
governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction – all through
their mobile devices.
For more information, visit www.xrscorp.com or call 1.800.745.9282.
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